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United Launches Winnipeg Routes, Increases Capacity to Canada

United Launches Winnipeg Routes, Increases Capacity to Canada

This week, United Airlines announced an expansion of its Canadian network in 2024. 

In addition to the previously announced resumption of routes to Halifax (YHZ) and Vancouver (YVR), United will resume service on routes from Chicago (ORD) and Denver (DEN) to Winnipeg (YWG), and will also increase capacity to a handful of other Canadian cities.

United’s Chicago–Winnipeg Route

On January 25, 2024, United Airlines announced the resumption of service between Chicago (ORD) and Winnipeg (YWG).

Service between the two cities stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and hasn’t resumed until this year.

The daily year-round service will begin on May 23, 2024.

The scheduled northbound flying time from Chicago to Winnipeg is clocked at 2 hours 24 minutes, while the southbound flight from Winnipeg to Chicago is set at 2 hours 21 minutes.

The flights times on this route are as follows:

  • UA5748 Chicago (ORD) to Winnipeg (YWG), departing at 1pm and arriving at 3:24pm
  • UA5871 Winnipeg (YWG) to Chicago (ORD), departing at 2:15pm and arriving at 4:36pm

The two-cabin Embraer E175 aircraft, with two classes of service available, will operate this route. It’s worth noting that it’ll be the only airline to offer direct service between the two cities.

Fly from Chicago to Winnipeg with United as of May 2024

The flights are now loaded into United’s booking channels, and can be booked throughout the schedule.

It’s worth noting that Chicago (ORD) is a major United hub, and one to which many other Star Alliance airlines fly. Therefore, this resumed route will be of benefit to Winnipeg-based Aeroplan collectors who wish to catch long-haul flights to Europe and Asia out of Chicago.

United’s Denver–Winnipeg Route

United Airlines has also announced the resumption of its Denver (DEN)–Winnipeg (YWG) route, which last saw service in 2020.

The daily year-round service will also begin on May 23, 2024, and United will be the sole airline to offer direct service between these two cities.

The northeast-bound flight from Denver to Winnipeg is slated to run 2 hours 18 minutes, while the southwest-bound flight from Winnipeg to Denver is scheduled for 2 hours 31 minutes.

The flight times for the route are as follows:

  • UA5632 Denver (DEN) to Winnipeg (YWG), departing at 9:45am and arriving at 1:03pm
  • UA5835 Winnipeg (YWG) to Denver (DEN), departing at 4:15pm and arriving at 5:46pm

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